How much "net" energy is gained through producing biofuels? This video walks you through the process of setting up an life cycle assessment of biofuels. We look at each step of biofuel production from the field to the refinery to the pump and calculate energy inputs and outputs along the way. This video is a supplement for these GLBRC classroom activities: Life Cycle Assessment of Biofuels 101 and Quantitative Modeling of Biofuels Life Cycles.
Carbon Cycle & Climate Change
Sustainable Energy Systems
Tracing energy and matter, systems thinking